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Boy killed by falling tombstone was helping dad

By The Associated Press

A 4-year-old Utah boy was helping his father by trying to make other children smile for a picture when a 6-foot-tall tombstone that weighed hundreds of pounds fell on the boy and killed him at a historic cemetery, family members and friends ...


Serena Williams wins 5th Wimbledon title in 3 sets

By The Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams is back, and she looks almost as good as ever. The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title this morning on Centre Court, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her ...


Extreme heat bakes Midwest, parts of East Coast

By The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Highways buckled across the country, the waters of Lake Michigan were unusually warm for this time of year and even a minor train derailment outside Washington was blamed on heat, but the hot weather gripping much of the ...


Colo. tests how well bear-proof trash bins work

By The Associated Press

DURANGO — Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers are testing whether reducing bears’ access to human food will reduce conflicts between bears and people in urban areas. The Durango Herald reports the agency is reimbursing the ...


Forest Service tweaks Mount Evans amenity fees

By The Associated Press

DENVER — The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to drop fees for Mount Evans visitors who don’t use the parking lots and facilities along the highway billed as America’s highest paved road. For the past 15 years, the Forest ...


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Two big innings lift Gene Taylor’s to victory

By Tim Harty

Falling behind by six runs in the middle of a nine-inning game didn’t faze Gene Taylor’s hitters. They treat the big inning each game like it’s just a matter of time, and before the sun set Friday evening on Canyon View ...


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Close encounter

By Patti Arnold

You don’t get many 2-1 games in Rookie baseball. It happened Friday night at Suplizio Field. The Grand Junction Rockies scored two runs with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning to slip past Idaho Falls 2-1. “This is ...


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Courting fun

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It was unusual for Tayvia Voytilla to play a doubles match against two males. Sure, it was a little intimidating at first, but the 13-year-old adjusted. “It was different with all the boys out there,” she said. “Last year ...


Religion Briefs, July 7, 2012

By Staff

Church hosts weeklong kids adventure “Amazing Wonders Aviation,” an adventure for ages 4–12, will be from 9 a.m.–noon Monday through Friday at Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, 2748 B 1/2 Road. There will be Bible ...


When the temperature heats up the mind slows ... uh ... what?

By Staff

Some of my garden potatoes are “done” already. Yeah, in this heat all we have to do is pull them out of the ground and add a little butter and salt. There are extra expenses though. My son had to start feeding his chickens crushed ...


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